The Colorado Sun has an interesting article outlining large sales of back country gear.
With ski resort closures due to Covid-19 concerns across the US, retailers are seeing a big spike in gear sales. Seems like people are still keen to keep skiing, so they’re investing in AT (Alpine Touring) equipment. And if it’s one thing we AT people know, if you want to go down, you’ve gotta climb up first and earn your turns. AT skis are now typically designed for purpose, sporting lighter weights than regular downhill’s but retaining the performance and powder characteristics of downhill skis. Split snow boards are also de rigueur .